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06-21-2012, 03:22 PM
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Originally Posted by Whiskeypete View Post
the ironic thing about Ethan is he was signed to provide veteran leadership and depth. how he handled the demotion and subsequent butt hurt was the opposite of what DL thought he was getting. he could have gone to MAN (just like Hunter) and shared his experience and leadership to an even younger group of players with hopes of the NHL. he could have left the league (as a player) by instilling professionalism to a new crop of guys, instead he showed how to be ungrateful to a team giving him one last chance.
A lot of the veteran players the Kings brought in proved to be grade A jerks.

Blake came back to play volleyball everyday and make 6 mill a year in a no pressure situation, he provided no leadership (it was Jaroslav Modry who helped out Jack more than anyone), Cloutier blamed everyone but himself for his awful play. Smyth was only concerned about his stats and his next contract. Moreau proved what kind of person he was with the demotion fiasco.

Really makes you appreciate guys like Mitchell and Scuderi.

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